Saturday, December 10, 2011


BROWNSVILLE UNIONS -
AS USELESS AS TITS ON A BOAR HOG

NOTE:  The BV will not be regular - I have something coming down the pike and just want to keep the readership around.  Many days you may just see Christmas music - but I will keep you informed about what is happening, as it happens, unless my hands are tied.

Not only all over this country, but all over the world, union leaders are organizing their membership into protest. The main teachers' union for BISD has their spoke person begging for mercy from the BISD majority.

The firefighters rather then organize a recall against Rick Longoria, which is what would have happened anywhere but Brownsville, they just go along to get along and hope the courts will save them.

The Cameron county and Brownsville unions are self serving entities with no regard for the people or their communities. They use the people for their agenda and then dismiss them when it comes time to stand with the people.

While the BUC has endorsed some good representatives of the people- Melissa Zamora for one (look she has a major image problem, but her overall voting record has been with the people), their process is as corrupt as Brownsville and Cameron county politics. The BUC has give us more corrupt and inept leaders than any other organization.

I did not vote in November. It pained me to not vote for the collective bargaining rights for sheriff deputies. I have a very profound commitment to unions and collective bargaining. But in Cameron county and Brownsville the unions could not care squat about the people.

In the 30's and early 40's my father stood with the workers of Brownsville and organized unions. He in fact did this all over the US. Every time FDR and his henchmen ordered the arrest of the union organizers people like my father stood their ground and fought.   They walked out of jail with their head held high and did what they needed to do to protect the workers.

One only need look to the leadership of the firefighters union and the main BISD teachers union to see unions have no leaders today. No one in their leaderships could even fathom going to jail for defending their rights.

Back in the 30's and early 40's many union organizers were members of the Little Kremlin. They took no shame in standing for workers and their rights. Of course as the truth came out of the Soviet Union, the members of the Little Kremlin left the organization, but nonetheless continued their organizing.

The world is up in arms protesting - but not Brownsville. The unions here are as useless as tits on boar hogs. They will never fight for the people or their community. They will only stand up when it serves their purposes.

Until things change in Brownsville and its unions have real leaders I can see no reason why anyone would lend them a helping hand. They use the people while refusing to give back. They are not giving back by fighting fires. That is their job and they are paid for it.

Our unions sat quiet while $24 million went missing from BND. Our unions sat quiet while $14 million went out the window at BISD. I will never support any pay raise for any union members until they have new leadership willing to fight for the people.

All over the world and the US the unions are organizing protests and fighting back - in Brownsville they are riding around on their motorcycles, having barbecues and drinking - what a pathetic lot they are.

There is a reason why the collective bargaining vote failed. What have the unions done to earn the respect of the people? - nothing - absolutely nothing.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I Agree.

Anonymous said...

I am a retired teacher now, but I have always kept track of my AOBE. I totally agree with your comments. It used to be an association for its members, but now it's all about how they can spend the money on themselves. All their idiot president talks about is getting a pay raise for the membership. Money, money, money! Doesn't this idiot know when it's time to stand up and fight for the goose that lays the golden egg!

Anonymous said...

Unions roots is COMMUNISM
It kills COMPETITION
It kills the MERIT SYSTEM
It kills PRODUCTIVITY
I'm glad to learn unions are weak in this area now
IT'S TIME TO KILL UNIONS OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BobbyWC said...

As a typical poorly educated Reputrican - you are wrong again - unions existed long before Karl Marx penned one word - but why let real history and real science direct us when we can all just be ignorant Republicans

We all know how the Pilgrams were communists - oops does this now mean we take Pilgrams out of American history?

http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Eco_Unionization.htm

Anonymous said...

Unions are for themselves, don't kid yourself, they try and get what they want, and give the bones to the rest. Look what's in the VMS today, re: firefighters at San Bene>

Anonymous said...

I agree that unions are for whoever happens to be in office---everybody else gets the scraps----been there done that.
The stories I could tell!!!!!
Puros cabrones y cabronas!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am a member and soon to be former member. It is too expensive, they support candidates that I would not vote for and most of all they have not done a damn thing to put a stop to the madness at BISD.

It's like pounding sand down a rat hole, the AOBE does nothing and just sends out contributions on to NEA and seem to think they are doing all of BISD's educators a favor......

I am done and I encourage anyone so incline to do the same.